The Catholic Bible Institute (CBI) leads its participants to grow in their relationship with Christ through Scripture by learning, sharing, reflecting and praying the Word of God. CBI strives to form Missionary Disciples that are passionate about Scripture and that yearn to share their faith and the Bible with others.
CBI is a three-year program which includes a comprehensive study of Sacred Scripture, with particular focus on methods of study, sharing and praying with scripture. One year focuses on the Old Testament, one year on the New Testament, and the third year on developing and applying practical skills for facilitating parish and community based bible study.
Students in the Certification Track are awarded a Certificate in Bible Study Leadership from the Archbishop after completing all three years of CBI. They are commissioned to serve in Bible Study Ministry in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Students in the Enrichment Track enroll for the Old Testament Year and/or the New Testament Year to improve their Scripture knowledge for their personal growth and to serve better in their respective ministries.
CBI is an experiential learning opportunity which includes:
- Presentations from a wide range of biblical scholars and experts
- Small group faith sharing and discussion
- Communal praying of scripture
- Mentoring by a team of facilitators
- Reading assignments including scripture passages and commentaries
- Reflection papers and research papers (Certification Track only)
CBI meets one Saturdays about once a month from
8:30am - 4:00pm (starting February 3, 2018) at
Loyola Marymount University
For all dates and further information see:
Catholic Bible Institute
For additional information contact:
Dominik Gnirs - Coordinator for Adult Faith Formation
Alex Moreno - Ministry Support
Early Registration (before Dec 10) + 18-39yrs: $304 (20% discount!)
Early Registration (before Dec 10): $342 (10% discount!)
Registration (after Dec 10) + 18-39yrs: $342 (10% discount!)
Registration (after Dec 10) + 40yrs & above: $380
Payment in installments is available. For installments, please check out with your first payment below under "My price". You may pay the rest of the amount throughout the year.
For the certification track, please send a letter of recommendation from your pastor via mail/email to Alex Moreno.